What questions should you ask when seeking legal advice? What's the value in scheduling a free legal consultation with an attorney to discuss your claim? Most people don't deal with the legal system regularly. This means most people have a long list of questions when a car accident, work-related accident, or truck accident occurs. Scheduling a free consultation with a lawyer in Kansas allows you to ask your questions, learn more about the attorney, and determine whether you have a valid claim for personal injury compensation.
What Are Your Education, Experience, and Expertise?
Of course, you will want to ask where the attorney graduated from law school and how long they have practiced in Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Missouri, etc. Because the law is fluid and evolves, it's essential to know what continuing education the attorney has completed. Ask about conferences they have attended or presented to. Ask about their experience pursuing claims similar to your personal injury claim. Moreover, ask whether they have teams of experts who can corroborate your injuries' severity and the facts that support your claim.
Who Will Work On My Case?
Lawyers are not John Wayne, and they won't hold the Alamo down by themselves. Lawyers work with teams of professionals to pursue personal injury compensation. These teams include paralegals, executive assistants, accident reconstruction experts, medical experts, and other attorneys. Asking who will be on the team can give you a better understanding of the support the attorney can bring to bear in pursuit of a personal injury claim.
What Is Your Legal Strategy?
While there may be similarities, each personal injury claim is unique. This requires unique strategies and approaches for pursuing compensation. Your prospective attorney will give you a broad overview of possible strategies to recover compensation for your claim during a free consultation.
Is This Going To Go To Court?
The overwhelming majority of personal injury claims settle out of court. While your attorney doesn't have a crystal ball, they do have years of legal experience under their belt to give you reliable legal advice. They can tell you the likelihood of going to trial or securing a favorable out-of-court settlement.
What Are the Possible Outcomes of My Case?
Not every claim will prevail, and when you are seeking legal advice from an attorney in Kansas, it is natural to want to know if your lawsuit will be successful. During your free consultation with a Kansas attorney, your attorney can point out the strengths/weaknesses of your claim. From this, they can tell you more about the possible outcomes.
What Will It Cost?
It is never fun to talk about money, but when you are seeking compensation for a personal injury, it will cost money to recover those funds. You should ask a prospective attorney about their fee schedule and what additional expenses they expect to accrue in pursuit of the claim. Most attorneys will give you a rough estimate of the total cost.
Contact Brad Pistotnik Law at 1-800-241-BRAD or call us on our local line at 316-684-4400. Brad Pistotnik is a motor vehicle accident attorney in Kansas who represents car accident victims and truck accident victims in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri, and Texas. It is our pleasure to schedule a free consultation with you. If you can't travel, we will come to you to provide you with our legal advice during the day, overnight, or over a holiday weekend. You can call Brad Pistotnik on his cell at 316-706-5020. You can reach Tony Atterbury on his cell at 316-617-9237.